Anyone interested in birdwatching, nature, or the quality of the environment is welcome to become a member of the Dubuque Audubon Society.

Our tri-state region is a great place for birds, and one of the great things about birds is that you can enjoy them at all levels of involvement.  You may be surprised how many different species we have in the area at different times of year and how quickly you can begin to identify many of them once you start looking.  (Binoculars help!)  Any time of year is a great time to be a birder, and we hope you’ll join us!

Our Mission

The mission of the Dubuque Audubon Society is to provide educational opportunities to the people of the tri-state area and to preserve the natural habitat of birds and other wildlife.

Calendar of Events

We hold monthly meetings from September through May, with programs on a variety of topics related to nature and the environment.

We also hold an annual Christmas bird count, an annual Duck Waddle trip to Green Island, and an annual spring species count, and we offer additional field trips throughout the year.  

You can tailor your birding to your interest and activity level, and all levels of experience are welcome.

Latest Newsletter

March 2024

Recently Completed Projects


Basin Cleanup

Cleanup #2 at 16th Street Retention Basin

On Sunday, April 21, 2024, 13 members of the Dubuque Audubon Society and volunteers from the public worked for over two hours to remove 28 bags of garbage from the 16th Street Retention Basin, but a large amount of garbage remains.  

This area is a valuable resource for local and migrating waterfowl.  A large amount of garbage accumulates there, as littering along the Bee Branch Area gets into the waterway.  The DAS appeals to the community to do better to secure garbage in trash cans provided all along the Bee Branch.  Let’s do better together!

Basin Cleanup
Basin Cleanup
Basin Cleanup

Tree Planting at Mines of Spain SRA

On Sunday, April 14, 2024, Dubuque Audubon volunteers planted 16 Eastern White Pines and 20 Chokecherry trees at Mines of Spain State Recreation Area.  These trees were purchased from the Iowa DNR State Forest Nursery through Audubon member donations.  These native trees will provide important nesting locations and food sources for a variety of birds and other wildlife once they mature!

Eastern White Pine
Eastern White Pine
Chokecherry Trees (in tubes)
Chokecherry Trees (in tubes)
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